Hawaiian Coot (Fulica alai)

Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica
Species: alai

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On Mar 16, 2009, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

The Hawaiian Coot (Fulica alai) is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is an endangered species, but the population is in the thousands. The Hawaiian Coot differs from the American Coot, by having a much larger bulbous frontal shield, which extends backwards above and between the eyes.

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